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San Francisco, CA
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Cheap car rentals in San Francisco

Economy$55/day
Compact$43/day
Intermediate$53/day
Standard$57/day
Full-size$59/day
Full-size SUV$91/day
Premium$60/day
Luxury$74/day
Supplier choice$52/day
Standard SUV$62/day
Intermediate SUV$63/day
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San Francisco car rental reviews and directory

From $87/dayRated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.8 Excellent (1001 reviews)
4 locations in San Francisco
Alamo
Locations in San Francisco
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMar 2 2022
It was great. Great staff and great car. It all worked perfectly smooth
8.0 ExcellentJan 12 2022
Wurde gut bedient
10.0 ExcellentJan 7 2022
Can't fault it. Highly recommended.
8.0 ExcellentDec 31 2021
I like that after completing the paperwork, that you get to pick the car you want to rent/drive. What I don’t like is all the hidden San Francisco fees that California and San Francisco squeezes out of tourist to get money that has nothing to do with the rental.
10.0 ExcellentDec 25 2021
Peter assisted us when picking up the vehicle at the inside counter. He is incredible! Friendly, welcoming, and personable; chatting with him was a great way to start our trip!
10.0 ExcellentNov 29 2021
No complaints
8.0 ExcellentNov 9 2021
Alamo did ok but their SFO location is NOT user friendly. I guess the opposite of that is something like ‘hassle-heavy,’ which is neither funny nor clever…but it’s the best I can do after moderate to heavy drinking.
10.0 ExcellentOct 26 2021
overall great experience! i just think that the fees are far too high (not expressed in the original rate) and the Toll Pass convenience charge seems overkill. other than those value issues, we once again had a great experiences with Alamo and would rent from them again.
8.0 ExcellentOct 22 2021
Loved the new location in downtown San Francisco that I discovered through this rental. The customer service was super friendly (and the rep and I even had the same birthday!). Loved the blue color of the Hyundai rental too. Car was also very clean and comfortable with plenty of trunk space to accommodate my friend's luggage from overseas. Since I was returning the car "after hours," I had to navigate the garage and also the drop box for the key. It was dark. Good thing the rep was down in the garage otherwise I would not have found my way to the parking area, drop box for the key or the way out of the garage. There should be more signs and better lighting but otherwise, everything else was really great. Thank you!
10.0 ExcellentSep 28 2021
They made pick-up and drop-off so effortless! Everyone was very helpful and we basically walked in and out. Thank you again and God bless
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From $85/dayRated #2
Enterprise
8.6 Excellent (872 reviews)
11 locations in San Francisco
Enterprise
Locations in San Francisco
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayFeb 26 2022
We requested an eight passenger vehicle but was given a seven passenger with no options for upgrade or swap out. The employees at pick up didn’t care or make any attempt to help find an alternative option. We were willing to drive to another location to swap out cars, but we weren’t given any options other than the car they had. What could have gone better? Giving us the car we reserved. We ended up needing to find an additional vehicle to continue our trip and doubling our expenses.
2.0 MediocreDec 5 2021
Worst ever!
10.0 ExcellentNov 28 2021
Easy pickup and new clean car
1.9 HorribleOct 10 2021
The agent first could not get my reservation then we’re u pick up car is so dark and the agent and I did not see the driver side front bumper had big gap to the side of front bumper. I did not get in to accident or got hit or hit on that side the bumper would be hanging or damaged there was none of that. Next time not going to be trust worthy I’m going to take pics and video and close examine.
10.0 ExcellentSep 20 2021
Good customer service when I had issues
1.9 HorribleJul 28 2021
Unfortunately Enterprise was unable to help me get a car. They have a new policy of picking up and dropping off at the same location. My flight was canceled and I needed a car to drive home. The lady behind the desk was unhelpful, the office was unfriendly, no where to sit as another employee was taking the one seat and ignoring me. I was visibly distressed but no one seemed to care.
5.9 OkayJul 21 2021
There was a shard of broken glass on the backseat. There was no one available to instal the car seat we rented from them. Took 90 minutes for them to find someone.
10.0 ExcellentJul 6 2021
They were on it! Other rental agencies had long lines - enterprise was efficient and organized. Much appreciated!
10.0 ExcellentMay 18 2021
All the staff I encountered were friendly and helpful.
10.0 ExcellentApr 5 2021
First car's media center wasnt working so they switched us to a comparable car.
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From $56/dayRated #3
Avis
7.9 Good (157 reviews)
6 locations in San Francisco
Avis
Locations in San Francisco
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 15 2022
They overbooked the car and made we wait 4 hours
2.0 MediocreApr 30 2022
When I was going to rent they added a $200 hold plus the entire cost that took me over my credit card max and it was the middle of the night so I couldn’t pay it off to clear the card. I asked if I could split cards, pay cash, use debit anything else to get the car. They had NO OTHER alternatives. I had a 6 year old and it was the middle of the night. And they were about to let me be stranded. Thank goodness chase took better care and extended an emergency credit line increase. I will never use them again!
10.0 ExcellentApr 5 2022
All good!
2.0 MediocreMar 18 2022
More employees
6.0 GoodJan 3 2022
Okay, the lady gave me a deal on sub upgrade but the location gave us a wonky suv that had issues (alignment issues, didn’t refill windshield fluid and minor small paint chips on rear bumper).
2.0 MediocreDec 20 2021
Avis counter at SFO had 2 employees trying to deal with a line 30+ deep. No self pick up options available. Go early or prepare to wait an hour +
10.0 ExcellentNov 30 2021
it was easy and car worked well.
10.0 ExcellentNov 9 2021
Everything excellent, except for the car cleanliness (not perfect) and the braking system, wasn’t smooth, although worked perfectly!
1.9 HorribleSep 22 2021
Had to cancel there was a line of atleast 75 people in front of. Me hardly moving rented from enterprise instead in like 3 minutes
10.0 ExcellentJul 18 2021
Kia Optima in excellent condition. Easy pickup and drop off.
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From $107/dayRated #4
Sixt
7.6 Good (189 reviews)
5 locations in San Francisco
Sixt
Locations in San Francisco
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 13 2022
Khalid the manager was so helpful and friendly!
8.0 ExcellentApr 27 2022
N/A
2.0 MediocreApr 19 2022
I prepaid for the rental and was charged an additional $25 after returning the vehicle.
10.0 ExcellentMar 25 2022
no pressure at all to updgrade, return vehichle full o seek secondaery insurancd
8.0 ExcellentMar 22 2022
Easy to book and pick up. Don’t expect to get the exact car you rented. Easy process
10.0 ExcellentMar 20 2022
They did not have the mid-size SUV I had reserved, but upgraded me to a luxury SUV at no additional cost. Super friendly and helpful service, would highly recommend.
10.0 ExcellentMar 8 2022
John in SF was very helpful and accommodating with the reservation, stellar service
10.0 ExcellentFeb 27 2022
Everything went well, no issues!
10.0 ExcellentFeb 23 2022
Why not rent a luxury car for the same price as a normal strip down car
8.0 ExcellentFeb 16 2022
Great value for money! Good service!
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From $79/dayRated #5
Budget
7.6 Good (426 reviews)
6 locations in San Francisco
Budget
Locations in San Francisco
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 7.4
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodMay 18 2022
We waited in line for over an hour to get our car. I have never waited that long before. Staff were friendly but it wasn't worth the wait.
2.0 MediocreMay 17 2022
The Ford Mustang ran like an old car. It had no pick up. Upon returning if they didn’t seem to care.
2.0 MediocreMay 17 2022
The worst wait ever late at night wait for a rental reservation EVER! Lines rows deep and only one costumer service person working. I will never rent from Budget again!
4.0 OkayMay 13 2022
The car had a warning asking to be serviced. Called the agent , who asked me to go to the nearest budget location. Upon reaching the location, the terrible lady at belmont said she didnt have cars and asked me to go back to SFO airport. Went to the airport and had to wait for 43 minutes in line and found out that the person had closed my monthly contract and she was nice enough to give me the same rate but had to go through a lot of hassle. This is one of those things where every person I interacted with were nice , professional and doing their job , yet it left me wasting a lot of time and got expensive for no reason.
6.0 GoodMay 11 2022
We did not receive the car we reserved, but we did get a quality substitute. We had to wait way longer in line than expected to pick up our rental. We did not have copies of our Budget Fast Track, so we waited for 45 minutes before we got our car. There were way too few attendants at the checkout stations for the number of customers in line. The car was clean, though there was a slight lingering odor of smoke, even after the thorough cleaning (I was informed, when we dropped off the car, that Budget uses very strong chemicals to thoroughly clean their vehicles, strong enough that the cleaning crew needs to wear highly protective gear to avoid injury). Even though renters are NOT ALLOWED to smoke inside these vehicles, they do anyway. Our return, however, was simple and went very quickly, without any issues.
2.0 MediocreApr 21 2022
Waited over an hour and a half for the car
8.0 ExcellentApr 11 2022
Car was great. Priced a little high but everything is relative. Thanks
2.0 MediocreApr 10 2022
Chosen mid size suv but they gave us pickup truck.
8.0 ExcellentApr 9 2022
Easy no hassle drop and pick up. On pick up we thought the car interior was a little worn and exterior paint work was scratched
10.0 ExcellentApr 3 2022
We were so happy with the Mazda mid size SUV! We might have to shop to buy one! Excellent gas mileage, smooth ride and lots of space.
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From $78/dayRated #6
Dollar
7.4 Good (668 reviews)
3 locations in San Francisco
Dollar
Locations in San Francisco
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.3
  • 7.1
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 14 2022
I tried canceling my reservation because our trip was cancelled due to my mother in law passing away and was not offered a discount or credit. We are hoping to book the trip again in October but a credit towards a future rental would be much appreciated.
10.0 ExcellentMar 29 2022
Had a hiccup at the desk when originally getting the contract paperwork. But the guy was polite and thorough and got the job done. The problem was the Kayak-PriceLine-Dollar interface. The car was great. Thankfully great gas mileage. no problems. The return was great. We'll see how well the toll card interface works when that bill comes around. Overall I felt I got a good deal on a good car and better than usual service.
2.0 MediocreJan 1 2022
Dollar charged me TRIPLE the cost that Kayak quoted!!!
2.0 MediocreDec 18 2021
We reserved and paid for a compact SUV. When we got to the counter at Dollar the customer service rep was very confusing, misleading and mentioned a few SUV options. We said any that are available. We then proceeded to the car and parked in the spot is a small compact, Chevy Sonic. This is not what we paid for and this was not going to work out for us. We went back to the counter and the same rep indicated that we paid for a "C Class" car. I showed her the itinerary with a picture of an SUV as well as the car type SUV. She said it would be $100 more for the car that we requested and paid for. I don't know if this is the way they treat reservations that are made through a third party. She had the dialogue memorized giving the impression that this was part of their scam. We decided to keep the Spark but this is not what we paid for through Kayak. This is how they get away with offering car rental through third parties so that they can make the money back. We will be going directly through the car rental companies in the future because it is apparent that his is how they make money that they share with Kayak.
2.0 MediocreDec 6 2021
The photo and description misrepresented the car i rented. I had to pay an additional $700 upon arrival. Was a total rip off.
10.0 ExcellentDec 6 2021
good
2.0 MediocreNov 29 2021
pre-Thanksgiving, there were only 2 people at counter to take care of more than usual renters. It took 2 hours to get to the counter. It was OK from there. It was a frustrating wait time, all other car rental counters were moving much better than Dollar!
10.0 ExcellentNov 28 2021
Friendly staff & low prices would make me rent from them again. I also like that you don’t have to fill up the gas tank when you’re returning it. Especially during those early morning hours. Tony T.
2.0 MediocreNov 24 2021
Can’t we pre-register so we don’t have to wait for 1.5 hours in a line to get the car??!?!! How come the rental agencies can’t do better. Wasn’t worth the discount to stand in that line.
2.0 MediocreNov 17 2021
The pick up line was over two hours long and I had to go to another car company; they still charged me for the entire rental and wouldn’t budge.
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From $80/dayRated #7
Thrifty
7.4 Good (820 reviews)
2 locations in San Francisco
Thrifty
Locations in San Francisco
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.3
  • 7.1
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 10 2022
Everything was great. Nice car - clean, everything worked. Easy to pick up. It was expensive, but that is the overall market these days. Thrifty was the best deal available.
10.0 ExcellentMay 9 2022
Smooth and fast
4.0 OkayMay 6 2022
We were half an hour late, I rang ahead to advise and was charged nearly the same rate as what I paid for 1 day. Whilst I appreciate there are additional fees I would have expected that given I called to advise we were going to be late, the initial 29 minute grace period might have been extended? Sadly this was not the case, and we were also not advised of the 29 minute grace period until I made the call. Had I of know about that we could have made it
2.0 MediocreMay 1 2022
The car wasn’t ready when we arrived. It was an old car. And we were charged a lot of extras without realizing it
2.0 MediocreApr 27 2022
The line at the Thrifty rental counter at the SFO rental car facility was absurd - over 50 people. After waiting for nearly 30 minutes, the same three customers were at the windows as when I stepped into line. I abandoned Thrifty and reserved a car through another agency. When I tried to cancel my Thrifty reservation through Kayak or the Thrifty website, all I received were error messages. I ultimately had to call Thrifty (a 20 minute experience) just to cancel my reservation.
2.0 MediocreApr 22 2022
A lot I have submitted a formal complaint to Priceline . Hoping I get a response
4.0 OkayApr 20 2022
They are all the same. Nothing great about any of them. Just go for the best price.
8.0 ExcellentApr 19 2022
Good price. Nice car. Easy drop off. Only issue was a minor delay when picking up. They did not have enough cars for their reservations so myself and a number of other parties had to wait an extra hour or two to get out cars. Wasn’t a big deal for me, but some other people on tighter schedules weren’t very happy. All in all would use again for the price.
4.0 OkayMar 12 2022
Waited over an hour in line at 2:30 on a Thursday at SFO with a reservation to get my rental. Made me late for my meeting. Agent was great
2.0 MediocreFeb 25 2022
There’s no point in making a reservation or paying in advance with this company as they don’t have to have a car ready for you at the scheduled time. We (and many other customers) waited three or more hours for a car we had already paid for and employees were not great at explaining the situation to us. Kind of seemed like they just expected us to gather information from the rest of the unhappy customers in line and then got frustrated when we asked for clarification. If you are on a deadline, absolutely do not book with Thrifty or Dollar.
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From $88/dayRated #8
Hertz
Most popular
7 Good (393 reviews)
12 locations in San Francisco
Hertz
Locations in San Francisco
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 6.9
  • 6.6
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodMay 15 2022
Location for pickup was good. The pay by license plate for Golden Gate Bridge is confusing. Still can’t pull up the record based on our rental agreement with Hertz. We were told we had 48 hours and several tries on the website have failed. Should be easier. Disappointed.
2.0 MediocreMay 15 2022
Car was not available when I showed up.They were really rude. They did not offer any other cars.
10.0 ExcellentMay 9 2022
Our car was not ready at the time of pickup. We got an upgrade and could drive out immediately.
2.0 MediocreApr 24 2022
Hertz had a 3 hour wait and promised to call when ready and did not. Did not answer phones either. Very poor customer service.
2.0 MediocreMar 28 2022
NIGHTMARE!!!! because THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE CAR. I was in S.F. for my little brother's engagement party. I had a flight out on Sunday morning but wanted to see friends on the way home to Portland and so rented a car for the drive back. I thought I'd drive North, stay the night with them on the way and finish the drive the next day. When I got to Hertz on time, they told me it would be a 2 hour wait for a car, which put pick up right in the middle of the engagement party. When I asked if I could pick it up after the party, at 4 pm, they said, "Sorry, we're closed then." Not only didn't they have the car, they were flat rude about it. They acted like they were doing me a favor and put me on "the waitlist" for a car that I reserved in advanced. Thank god I had the plane ticket. Will NEVER try to do business with Hertz again.
2.0 MediocreMar 28 2022
Car was only ready 4 hours after scheduled pickup time which is not ideal for a 24 hour rental
2.0 MediocreMar 27 2022
Horrible experience overall. I reserved a car at noon and paid a lot of money for it. I made plans that were contingent on that - my mistake. Hertz referred me from one location to another, since the first did not have my car. Hmm. Then the second location made me wait 2 hours for a car to be ready and gave me a car other than the one I reserved. I had to cancel plans due to Hertz's poor, shady business practices. Multiple other people were waiting 2+ hours with me, so this was not a one-time issue, this is a deliberate choice by Hertz to over-book their cars, in the hopes that they can make more money by inconveniencing and lying to their customers. I will be making a formal complaint to Hertz as well and asking for at least a partial refund. Addtionally, since Hertz referred me from location A to location B, they stated I had to return the car to location B. Ok, makes sense. But as part of that, they reduced the time of my rental by several hours, and told me that I would have to return it to location A if I wanted to use the original time of my rental - for an extra $20 fee of course, since I'm returning it somewhere other than where I got it. What a joke.
2.0 MediocreMar 23 2022
Had to wait more than one hour to get the car. The return parking was hidden and they didnt explain me anything.
2.0 MediocreMar 19 2022
I went to pick up my car that was reserved for 11am and the attendant told me no cars were available until 4pm or after. I was forced to cancel a meeting and reshuffle my day due to hertz’s lack or organization
2.0 MediocreMar 18 2022
Same old story...made a reservation. Went to pick up the car and (...OH MY!!! SURPRISE) there are no cars available and i had to wait over 2 hours to finally get a car. Hertz needs to stop the (supply chain) bullshit (Excuse the explicative) and just honor the reservations they take...or don't take them.
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From $92/dayRated #9
National
8.4 Excellent (54 reviews)
6 locations in San Francisco
National
Locations in San Francisco
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentNov 6 2021
I liked Althea the car attendant. She was super friendly and helpful with my needs. She checked me in, took me to the car. Helped me with my suitcase. Showed me the little features about how to drive the car because I never seen the type of car dials before. She was all around cool. Give that girl a raise.
10.0 ExcellentJun 23 2021
Everything with National was excellent. The check in was easy, the attendant was extremely helpful. I will use National again as well as Kayak
10.0 ExcellentNov 19 2018
Best experience.Loved every minute of it. Will be back again.
2.0 MediocreSep 17 2018
No credit card? No rentalI’m local to the area, and without a round trip airline ticket, they would not let me rent a vehicle with my debit card.
9.6 ExcellentSep 14 2018
The car at pickup had almost empty gas but on request, the agent filled it up.National should provide pick up service within a few miles.
4.8 OkayAug 4 2017
Car was dirty, dented, and overdue for an oil change.Was hard to see in the dark garage, but once you got into the sunlight you could see a few dents, and also how dirty the car was. Then, a few miles in the car started saying it was overdue for an oil change, that makes me wonder how well they check these cars over when it's already OVERdue! Not too thrilled about it.
6.8 GoodJul 17 2017
Would have been perfect if not for the child seatsEverything but the child seatsCar seats were really bad value for $13/day per piece (we needed 2). They were the cheapest possible seats, it would have been cheaper to just buy them. There was no good solution for a 42lb kid - too young for a booster seat, too big for the car seat. We had to shoehorn her into the available seat. Pickup of the car was good, but the person in charge of car seats was rude and seemed annoyed by my request to see available seats.
2.0 MediocreMay 9 2017
Watch your locationIt's my own fault for not investigating closer, but I was under the impression that my San Francisco rental would be picked up at the airport. When I arrived at said airport with my husband, two kids, 4 suitcases, 4 backpacks, and 2 car seats, I was informed by a rude National employee that my rental was to be picked up at the train station, which was at least 30 minutes away, and she could do nothing to help me. I ended up renting a car from Alamo by calling and reserving a car on the spot. I am unlikely to use Kayak again.
9.6 ExcellentOct 8 2016
We found a chocolate chip cookie on the floor in the front seat and a candy bar wrapper left in the console.
8.0 ExcellentAug 29 2016
good servicehad to pay more than was quoted
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From $57/dayRated #10
Europcar
6.4 Good (5 reviews)
1 location in San Francisco
Europcar
Locations in San Francisco
  • 8
  • 7.2
  • 6.4
  • 6
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayJan 22 2018
Badly located but friendly staffFriendly staff (shuttle bus driver waited for us)Dropoff in San Francisco far away from airport and rental center (used by other brands)
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From $36/dayRated #11
Economy Rent a Car
Cheapest deal
5.2 Okay (15 reviews)
1 location in San Francisco
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in San Francisco
  • 6
  • 5.7
  • 4.6
  • 4.2
  • 5.6
Recent reviews
5.2 OkayJan 21 2020
Pickup was poor, dropoff was great, easy and quick.
5.6 OkayNov 22 2019
Convenient downtown location to those of us who do not want to go to the airport.The trunk latch broke when I got my luggage out upon arriving at my destination. I had to take a shoelace out of my sneaker to tie the trunk shut!!
2.0 MediocreOct 20 2019
I arrived 3 hours after my reservation began and after waiting approximately 45 minutes in line I was told that they were sold of cars despite already charging. Caveat emptor!They could have had a car for my reservation? They literally stole my money.
3.2 MediocreOct 14 2019
drop off was decentwaited forever (1 hr to pick up) , the car was cleaned but some objects were left behind from previous renters, charges and rates were not super easy to decide on. I had to do a lot of the work I expected the staff to do (walk around the car and mark chips & digs). very slow!
10.0 ExcellentOct 6 2019
Very close to Union Square in San Francisco making it easy and convenientWait time can be lengthy if they are busy.
4.8 OkaySep 9 2019
Prices are goodStopped the self drop-off at time of your choice. That was the reason why I went there in the first place...
7.6 GoodJun 16 2019
Drop off was easy but pick up took an hour.I didn’t receive the SUV. While I still received a car, it was annoying to get a call saying they couldn’t accommodate me with what I purchased in advance. Additionally, it took an hour to pick up the car.
2.0 MediocreApr 18 2019
Too slow,only one man show. and my car was given up cost was more than 1.5hrs late. But no one told me!
4.0 OkayApr 10 2019
Price. I’ve had WAY better service for the same rental rates at other locations. Will not be coming back.New, secure paying process.
3.2 MediocreMar 31 2019
Poor transparency in contract & inspection. Car was not fully clean or properly maintained. One hubcap was attached with zip ties. Car handling became irregular on freeway & I had to call company for roadside assistance. No help was available for over 3 hours. Had to rent another car to get home.
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Sunnycars
6 locations in San Francisco
Sunnycars
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Eagle Rent A Car
3 locations in San Francisco
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in San Francisco
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ADDCAR RENTAL
1 location in San Francisco
ADDCAR RENTAL
Locations in San Francisco
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Advance Car And Truck Rental
1 location in San Francisco
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in San Francisco
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From $157/day
Airport Van
1 location in San Francisco
Airport Van
Locations in San Francisco
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Avr
1 location in San Francisco
Avr
Locations in San Francisco
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Bandago
1 location in San Francisco
Bandago
Locations in San Francisco
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From $88/day
Black & White Rent A Car
1 location in San Francisco
Black & White Rent A Car
Locations in San Francisco
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Easirent
1 location in San Francisco
Easirent
Locations in San Francisco
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Elita Rent A Car
1 location in San Francisco
Elita Rent A Car
Locations in San Francisco
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Fox Autorent
1 location in San Francisco
Fox Autorent
Locations in San Francisco
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Goldcar Rental SP
1 location in San Francisco
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in San Francisco
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GREEN MOTION
1 location in San Francisco
GREEN MOTION
Locations in San Francisco
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Its Rent a Car
1 location in San Francisco
Its Rent a Car
Locations in San Francisco
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in San Francisco
keddy by Europcar
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Los Angeles Van Rentals
1 location in San Francisco
Los Angeles Van Rentals
Locations in San Francisco
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From $38/day
Priceless
1 location in San Francisco
Priceless
Locations in San Francisco
Recent reviews
From $40/day
Rent-A-Wreck
1 location in San Francisco
Rent-A-Wreck
Locations in San Francisco
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Rhodium
1 location in San Francisco
Rhodium
Locations in San Francisco
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From $88/day
Silvercar
1 location in San Francisco
Silvercar
Locations in San Francisco
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TravelCar
1 location in San Francisco
TravelCar
Locations in San Francisco
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From $52/day
Yesaway
1 location in San Francisco
Yesaway
Locations in San Francisco
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4955 travelers who rented a car in San Francisco gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

Car rental locations in or near San Francisco

Good to know

Most popular agency

Kyte

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$87/day

Good deal

$66/day

When to book a rental car in San Francisco

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Top tips for renting a car in San Francisco

  • While driving around the city of San Francisco can prove tricky because of its steep hills and crowded streets, renting a car is a great option for travelers looking to explore other destinations outside the city. Driving is the best way to get to nearby places that are a must in every itinerary, such as the Bay Area, Muir Woods, and Sausalito. For an unforgettable wine tasting experience, drive to Napa Valley, which is only about 50 miles away from San Francisco.
  • All the big car rental agencies can be found at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Car Rental Center, which is accessible from all the airport terminals by taking the AirTrain Blue Line service. AirTrain stations are located in all the terminals at the airport. There is also a free shuttle service from the SFO Rental Car Center to other off-site rental car agencies.
  • San Francisco is known for its steep hills, and the city center is filled with packed roads, one-way streets, and expensive parking, so you might want to avoid driving in that area. When parking on one of the city's hills, make sure to turn the wheels towards the curb when the car is facing downhill, and turn them away from the curb when the car is facing uphill -- and don't forget to use your parking brake.
  • San Francisco is one of the worst cities in the United States when it comes to traffic congestion. Rush hours can easily add one or more hours to your travel time, so take that into consideration and avoid driving into or out of the city between 7:30 and 9 a.m., and 3:30 and 7 p.m. Because of its geographical features, SF can get quite foggy and windy, so make sure you take extra precautions while driving if the weather conditions aren't great.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in San Francisco for $66 or less
  • Book your rental car in San Francisco at least 6 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in San Francisco are around 0% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in San Francisco are around 76% cheaper than other car types, on average

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